October 25, 2020

Explosive Cyclonic Generation

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 24 October 2020 - Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Increasing cloudiness early in the morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 6. Wind chill minus 6 in the morning. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: Mainly cloudy. Low zero. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 9. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 1. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High 11. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Low 7. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 12. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 11. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 11.

Words that will surely make the heart of any weather-geek beat a little faster.

That is how Mark Madryga described the low-pressure center and storm currently gathering force off the Washington Coast.

You can see it quite nicely on the Satellite imagery right now… curling into a nice tight hurricane-esque spiral. If your weekend plan was to leave a little early and head down the Inlet in a boat, you will definitely want to stay put for a day or two as Storm warnings are posted for West Vancouver Island South including Barkley Sound. SE and SW Winds to 50knots (90kph) will be happening tonight and into tomorrow.

Winds are not forecast to be as strong here in the Valley. We’re slated to get up to 60kph overnight. There is always the possibility that we get a little more than forecast. On the West Coast they have a wind warning up for winds up to 80kph tonight.

Looks like mother nature wants to remind us that Summer isn’t here just yet. Still have a little kick of Spring to give. Enjoy the wildness, take in your plants off the sundeck and make sure the greenhouse is closed up. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Explosive Cyclonic Generation

  1. Yup.. quite the swirl out there… I’ve got a few nice images on my NOAA page off my weather site of recent satellite passes… NOAA15 from 17:01 this evening has a good view, I think the Class image is the best, but the MCIR-precip shows where the nasty weather could be in it.

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